2023 Shop Events
SIT and KNIT/CROCHET
This group will meet in the Classroom at Salty Yarns every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, June through October from 1-3 pm.
Next meet date: October 16, 2023
SIT and STITCH
This group will meet in the Classroom at Salty Yarns every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from June through October from 1-3pm.
Next meet date, October 12, 2023
Please be sure to bring a project and your show and tell! We love to see everyone's work.
Ann Strite-Kurz - Beachcomber's Booty
(Held September 23, 2023 Completed)
The cost of the one day class is $180 and will include the kit/class, lunch, and a welcoming gift
Anne Strite-Kurz has been an active designer and is an EGA Master Craftsman in Canvas Embroidery. Ann specializes in innovative stitch treatments and has published six books on different styles of pattern. She also received the 2010 AMG Literary Award and she has been a feature writer for Needlepoint Now.
Beachcomber's Booty - The Goal of this class is to show two different ways to do blackwork outlines that will conceal all of the traveling thread. Many canvas enthusiasts resist doing blackwork because they dislike the double running technique. Her combination technique of alternating running stitches with back stitches is not only more comfortable but it allows the pattern to emerge quickly so it can be memorized sooner.
Come and join us for a day that will prove to be an amazing needlepoint experience. You will need to bring any stitching supplies you normally need for a class, scissors, magnifiers, etc.
Prework: Some advanced preparation is required - Back stitched outline of the sanddollar must be executed before class.
Stitchers will need to have: 10" x 10" stretcher frame, scissors, laying tool, clamp or frame weight to secure the stretcher frame to the working table, plus any other normal accessories needed to work on an 18 ct. canvas (light, magnifier, etc.)
September 27, 2023
Learn to Knit Socks
Cost of 4 classes will be $80 plus the cost of materials (which are not included) $40.00 deposit is required to hold your spot.
After Thought Heel Sock Class by Brenda from A Little Bit Sheepish
In four sessions, September 27, October 18, October 25, November 1, you will learn how to knit in the round and use double points, working your way to a pair of socks.
Sessions will be held at Salty Yarns, 10452 Old Ocean City Blvd (right next to Tractor Supply in Berlin) from 1 PM - 2:30 PM on the dates shown.
To register please call the shop (410) 289-4667 or e-mail SALTYYARNS@AOL.COM.
October 13 - 15, 2023
Michelle Gajda ~ Under the Woolen Willow Designs
Just as every superhero wears a cape, so should every creative person…..a garment to wrap yourself in when getting into your creative space and mindset. In this case, your cape will be an apron that tells your story of creativity, imagination and stitching skills. In this class, entitled “Once Upon an Apron” you will use a linen wrap apron as the foundation for your creative storytelling and wanderings…..you will capture memories, find homes for favorite, loved items, learn new hand-sewing techniques and hone your stitching skills….all the while creating a useful and unique apron for all of your creative adventures! Wool applique, hand embroidery stitching and many hand-embellishing techniques will be taught.
Please bring scraps of wool, a favorite fabric charm pack (5 x 5 squares), any treasured buttons or embellishments, scraps or bits from old, set aside projects, and basic hand stitching supplies (scissors, chenille and embroidery needles, embroidery floss, etc.) If you have a travel iron and wool mat, that would also be helpful to have on hand. A kit will be provided, but it is always nice to be able to add your personal “touches” to this project.
Lisa Keicher ~ Prims on Greenway
A Tisket, A Tasket.....A Handmade Sewing Basket
To register for the October weekend retreat please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 26 - 30, 2023 / POSTPONING UNTIL APRIL
Jackie DuPlessis ~ It's Fine-ally Finished
1. Anglo Indian work-box - $430 (deposit of $260) ~ one and half days
Inspired by stunning Indian work-boxes created in the district of Vizagpatam, India where the Indian craftsmen used wood and ivory/bone to create charming cottage styled work-boxes. These work-boxes are rare and only a few have survived. With the isolation of covid, I seized the day and created one for myself. I am so pleased to be able to share this stunning little cottage with removable roof. The roof actually is functional since the sides can be flapped up to reveal needle-pages and the pincushion chimney and pink keep cap is also removable. The entire house is stitched using a variety of Noir silk fibers on 35ct linen. The interior is furnished with a stuffed pincushion and two removable lids that allow storage of waxers and spool holders. Ultra Suede linens the interior cavities and the pull out draw stows your favorite scissors. Each side of the house work-box features images close to my heart. The front panel with it's charming garden gate, windswept trees and key hole center, the back with it seagulls, inhabited cliff and seal-boats with compass rose. The sides feature a bottle-brush tree and a Acacia tree.
2. Ceylon Sapphire - $665 - (Deposit $495) ~one and half day